Here at Wolff’s, we pride ourselves in finding the best produce all year long and we search high and low to find good, locally grown options. Some locally sourced produce is great throughout the year, such as apples harvested and kept in cool storage, or the hydroponically grown herbs we sell. But what about tomatoes? Sometimes it’s easy to avoid cooking with fresh tomatoes in what you might think is the “off-season,” but you don’t have to when you shop here! Right now, we still have fresh tomatoes, and we likely will for another 2-3 weeks. Even once the local produce season is totally over, we’re able to source really good high quality summer-like tomatoes. Until then, we have awesome local tomatoes well into late fall.
With Thanksgiving approaching, go ahead and plan to include recipes with high quality tomatoes. Here are some of our favorite recipes using fresh tomatoes:
Fresh Bruschetta Recipe
Bruschetta is a classic way to use tomatoes with garlic, olive oil and fresh basil leaves. It pairs well with bread and cheese, so it’s ideal for a holiday appetizer or cheese board. We featured this on our blog and in a cooking class several years ago!
Caprese Salad Recipe
Leave it to the Italians to figure out the most simple yet delicious ways to serve tomatoes! Caprese can be made with sliced or diced tomatoes, basil leaves and fresh mozzarella and then drizzled with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. In addition to this being an awesome salad, it makes a great sandwich too with a good Italian Ciabatta bread or French baguette. A Caprese sandwich can make a great vegetarian sandwich option if you ever need to make vegetarian sandwiches for a crowd!
Simple Fresh Tomato Soup Recipe
This fresh tomato soup is sweetened with maple syrup and gets it’s yummy flavor from fresh herbs and cracked black pepper.
Heirloom Tomato, Cucumber and Chickpea Salad Recipe
Chickpea salads are another great vegetarian option if you are looking to expand your repertoire of vegetarian recipes. Like many of the other recipes mentioned, fresh tomatoes and herbs take this recipe from ordinary to extraordinary, all while being very simple to make.
Heirloom Tomato Salsa Recipe
This simple recipe for heirloom tomato salsa can be made with any kind of tomatoes, but it’s fun to learn more about the history of these tomatoes in the article here!
Greek Salad Recipe with Fresh Tomatoes
Last year, I made this AMAZING salad with fresh tomatoes from Wolff’s in March, and I couldn’t believe how incredible the tomatoes were even in the middle of winter. This recipe for a Greek Salad is well worth making, whether it’s just for lunch or for serving a crowd.
So whatever recipe you choose to make, or however you plan to use fresh tomatoes, we hope you’ll come check out our selection of tomatoes in our farm market!